The well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that in 2018, Apple will release three new iPhones, abandoning fully models with displays below 5-inch.
According to KGI, in 2018 will be released a 6.5-inch model, a 6.1-inch model and a 5.8-inch version; identical to the current iPhone X.
We believe the major hardware difference in the two new OLED models is size, in a bid to satisfy various needs of the high-end market. The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specifications.
For instance, the pixel density will be lower.
The primary selling points of the TFT-LCD model may be the innovative user experience of an integrated full-screen design and 3D sensing with a lower price tag (we expect it will likely be US$649-749).
The 6.5-inch OLED screen iPhone will be a kind of iPhone X Plus, similar to those of the current “Plus” models, but with a much larger screen.
The 6.1 inch iPhone will have an LCD screen, at least according to the KGI. This model will serve to focus above all on emerging markets, but should be available around the world. Precisely thanks to the absence of the OLED screen, this 6.1-inch iPhone is likely to cost “only” between $650 and $750, while retaining advanced technologies such as the Face ID.
Finally, there will be the new version of the current iPhone X with 5.8-inch OLED screen. From the analyst point of view, with these three Apple models, it could surpass every record of sales, also because there should be no problems in the production chain.